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Should we be worried or excited about this coming Season? I've listed a few items below under each category.
REASONS TO WORRY
1. Offensive Line. Who, if anybody, will step up and block somebody? Will this be the year that Morgan "Charmin Ultra Soft" Moses lives up to the billing?
2. Quarterback. None of us have a clue who is going to play Quarterback. Nobody knows if the chosen QB will be effective.
3. WR's. Who is going to catch the ball? We've got some short, fast guys with Country Crock hands.
4. Defensive Line. Other than Eli, who is going to put pressure on the QB? I couldn't tell you.
5. Linebackers. Who are these guys?
6. Secondary. One guy stands out, Canady.
7. Coaching / New Schemes. I understand we're rebuilding, for what feels like the 50th year in a row.
8. Schedule. This is a brutal schedule for a team who's rebuilding, for what feels like the 50th year in a row.
REASONS TO BE EXCITED
1. Running Backs. There's talent there.
2. TE Jake McGee. He can play.
3. Eli has a lot of potential.
4. We get to watch the Black Mamba play? What else am I missing?
Reasons to be excited-staff shake up, roster shake up, big time schedule
Reasons to be worried-staff shake up, roster shake up, big time schedule
This post was edited by CAVALCADE 12 months ago
Who is that supposed to be?
Exactly. I am excited at the start of every season, and this year has all the elements for a few surprises.
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I could do without the amateurish attempts to write standup comedy in the post. Taking jabs at kids in the program is never appropriate nor appreciated IMO. I am far more bullish than worried. I think if we wanted to guarantee our way to a 7 win season we could have done that by adding more cupcakes. I am glad we didn't do that, but am both exited and worried about the SOS. I'd have a more serious reply if this were a more serious post.
I'm sorry if you thought I was joking. I was dead serious.
Not sure why you're offended. The only thing that has been offensive and/or inappropriate is the football teams' play on the field in recent years.
I don't want to play cupcakes either, for what it's worth.
I agree with you about the teams past performance, I do however think there is a lot of talent there now that SHOULD start winning a lot of games. We do have a tough schedule this year but if ML is the guy for the job we should win 2 ooc games with a good chance of a third. BYU is a good team but in year 4 with the talent there we should be in that game with a chance to win. The difference in my opinion is 1 his in game decisions and 2 some of these really talented guys he has brought in have to start producing. Terrell and Jennings both dropped a lot of passes last year, the O line with what everyone said had 2 of the top 10 NFL projects on it couldn't block very well at all. There were no gaps for the backs and to often the QB's were under stress. I do have high hopes for them this year because I feel like all that talent will make the leap this year.
This post was edited by chagy 12 months ago
Thank you. I agree. The Honeymoon is over and it's time to see some results on the field.
One of the excuses that will be used is all the coaches are new but if Im not mistaken Bama got a new OC last year and their O was better, when Clemson got a new OC their offense was leaps and bounds better. Also if memory serves me I seem to keep hearing all the players say that both sides of the ball are very similar to last year just with a little different terminology. With the talent ML has brought in we should be able to overcome that obsticle
No doubt we should. Here's hoping we're competitive and don't embarrass ourselves.
And can we please beat Duke? Please.
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